A 43-year-old truck driver, Abubakar Musa, has been arraigned before a Chief Magistrates’ Court Ikeja for alleged reckless driving leading to the obstruction of the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s motorcade in Lagos.
The Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Samuel Mishozumu, alleged that the defendant drove his truck with registration number LND 976 XF in a reckless manner on the public highway and obstructed the convoy of the Vice-President.
“The defendant, who refused to adhere to the signals, drove the truck into the convoy, dividing it into two, despite efforts made by the convoy officers to clear the road,” he said.
Mr Mishozumu told the court that the defendant committed the offence on January 19 at about 10. 15 p.m. on the Oshodi Apapa Expressway, Oshodi, Lagos.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 19(1) and 45 of the Road Traffic Laws of Lagos State. Chief Magistrate O. D. Njoku admitted the defendant to bail in the N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Mr Njoku ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed.
He adjourned the case until February 19 for trial.